Joy | Mar 25th 2008
Check out this amazing story and picture from BBC News.
‘Praying’ dog at Japanese temple
Attendance at a Buddhist temple in Japan has increased since the temple’s pet, a two-year-old dog, has joined in the daily prayers.
Conan, a Chihuahua, sits on his hind legs, raises his paws and puts them together at the tip of his nose.
“He may be showing his thanks for treats and walks,” says a priest at Jigenin temple on Okinawa island.
Priest Joei Yoshikuni would like Conan to meditate, but “it’s not like we can make him cross his legs”, he says.
“Basically, I am just trying to get him to sit still while I meditate,” he told Associated Press news agency.
Mr Yoshikuni said it only took Conan a few days to imitate the motions of praying.
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